After this period expires, the marriage is automatically dissolved. The answer to it has been recorded in Al-Kafi Vol. If your entire purpose is to discuss this with non-Muslims as you mentioned and avoid defamation as mentioned your comments well brother ask the non-Muslims how many out of wedlock marriages or abortions do non-Muslims have and compare it to Islam. A man cannot contract Permanent marriage with a married woman, as is the case with a normal marriage. That's not what you should do on this site. If the lady is a Muslim then he doesn't need her permission. Literally this question has been asked by Abu Hanifa. Asked 5 years, 7 months ago.